Fastenal Company (FAST) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 05, 2012

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Fastenal Company ( FAST ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 05, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.5 per share scheduled for December 21, 2012. Shareholders who purchased FAST stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. At the current stock price of $41.81, the dividend yield is 4.78%.

The previous trading day's last sale of FAST was $41.81, representing a -24.05% decrease from the 52 week high of $55.05 and a 11.17% increase over the 52 week low of $37.61.

FAST is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Home Depot, Inc. ( HD ) and Lowe's Companies, Inc. ( LOW ). FAST's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.39. Zacks Investment Research reports FAST's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 17.52%, compared to an industry average of 27.1%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the FAST Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to FAST through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have FAST as a top-10 holding:

  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Industrials ETF ( RGI ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RGI with an increase of 7.8% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of FAST at 1.75%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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